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Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technology | Print |

Instruction in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology involves both lecture and laboratory experiences in basic electricity with topics in electron theory, series aHVACnd parallel circuits, test equipment, electric motors and an introduction to household wiring. 

Principles of refrigeration involves the study of basic refrigeration theory, use of hand tools and test equipment, soldering and brazing, and evaluating and charging systems. 
The study of domestic refrigerators and freezers involves the application of small low temperature hermetic compressors and compression systems, electrical circuits and controls, automatic defrost circuits and ice makers.  

Instruction in the installation, diagnosis and service of window air conditioners and dehumidifier systems is also included. 

Requirements for High School Enrollment:

  • Student must be a high school senior.
  • Must have a basic understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Should understand and be functional in these concepts as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
  • Coursework that demonstrates abstract reasoning ability or mechanical ability or assessments such as the ASVAB, would be beneficial.  

Benefits of the program:

  • Learn what interests you!
  • Hands-on training!
  • Earn free college credit and high school credit at the same time!
  • Begin college degree while still in high school!
  • Graduate from High School with Career Skills that help you obtain a great job!
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion presented in a Career Portfolio!


The student will have a higher probability of success if the following courses have been taken in high school:

  • General Shop
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Algebra 
  • Physical Science

These courses are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this program.  

Is the HVAC Program at the ATS right for you?

  • Are you a hard worker?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the subject?
  • Do you have a GPA of at least 2.0 at your high school?
  • Do you have a good attendance record?
  • Do you have a desire to excel and be successful?

If so, see your High School Counselor as soon as possible to obtain an application to join us!

Courses Taken as High School Senior

  • Basic Electricity
  • Principles of Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration Mechanical Systems
  • Air Conditioning Mechanical Systems





    After the successful completion of the two year HVAC curriculum, Area Technical School students may earn 15 hours of college level credit.

Salary data: 

Average:         $22.44/hr.

Range:            $14.27 - $32.33/hr.

Where do our graduates go to work?

  • Bel-Air Heating & Cooling
  • Circuit City  
  • Kempen Heating & Cooling
  • Crestside Heating & Cooling
  • Lundy Heating & Air Conditioning
  • DeSoto Electrical Products
  • Midwest Equipment
  • Hussman Refrigeration
  • SearSharp Mechanical 
  • Townsend Heating & Cooling


Bill Kaune

Title: Instructor HVAC

 Extension: 3408

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Associate of Arts: Jefferson College

For more information…

    • Phone:  636-481-3498 or 636-797-3000, ext. 3498.
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 January 2013 )
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